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Updates From Around WHOI


It’s Academic, WHOI Labs Donate Supplies

March 23, 2020

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is delivering gloves, masks, protective suits, and boot and shoe covers to Cape Cod Hospital to help healthcare workers deal with the Covid-19 crisis.


Finding medical answers in the ocean

March 19, 2020

The test being used to diagnose the novel coronavirus—and other pandemics like AIDS and SARS—was developed with the help of an enzyme isolated from a microbe found in marine hydrothermal…

A message to our community

March 19, 2020

WHOI President Mark Abbott addresses the COVID-19 pandemic as it affects the institution and beyond

COVID-19 Guidelines

March 3, 2020

As news and information about the novel Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) continues to develop, you may have questions on best practices, travel, and other concerns. To address many questions on…

WHOI Board Launches Presidential Search

December 9, 2019

The Board of Trustees at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) announced the formation of the Presidential Search Committee (PSC), whose members are tasked with recommending the Institution’s next president and…

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WHOI Statement on Recent Wall Street Journal Article

March 5, 2019

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution takes claims of a possible cybersecurity breach extremely seriously and continues to maintain the highest state of vigilance against all forms of network intrusion. Despite speculation…

WHOI and WHOI Advisor James Cameron Participate in UN Ocean Conference

June 8, 2017

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) joined world leaders and representatives from business, academia, and NGOs this week at United Nations Headquarters in New York for the Ocean Conference— the…

Chief of Naval Operations Visits WHOI

September 19, 2016

Global ocean research projects and marine technology advances were among the topics presented on September 9 when the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO), Admiral John Richardson, paid a visit to…

Commonwealth Awards $5 M R&D Grant for Center for Marine Robotics

December 19, 2014

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has awarded the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) a $5 million grant toward the construction of new facilities for the testing and research into innovative marine…

White House Honors WHOI Trustee

White House Honors WHOI Life Trustee and Former Trustee

December 1, 2014

WHOI life trustee Professor Robert Solow and former WHOI trustee Professor Mildred Dresselhaus have been awarded the 2014 Presidential Medal of Freedom.